Norway Grants and EEA Grants 2014–2021
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Children’s House (Barnahus)

Programme area:

Good Governance, Accountable Institutions, Transparency


Improved skills for good governance and cooperation in the provision of child victim services


New or improved cooperation models piloted for child victim services and awareness raising activities carried out

Project title:

Children’s House

Project acronym:


Project Promoter:

Ministry of Justice

Project Partners:

Partner 1: Public institution Children’s House

Start of the project:


End of the project:


Co-financing source:

Norway Grants and corresponding Slovenian contribution

Total eligible project expenditure (EUR):


Project grant (EUR):


Main project results:

Premises for the implementation of the activities of the Children’s house established, employment of appropriate staff in the children’s home, implementation of training for the staff of the children’s home, external collaborators and other professional staff, implementation of pilot activities, evaluation and preparation of a plan for further service development and awareness raising activities general and professional public.

Project summary:

Existing judicial proceedings in the event of suspected child abuse in Slovenia are lengthy and rigid. The coordination between the competent institutions and the exchange of information between various involved experts and access to psycho-social support for abused children and their families are insufficient. The Barnahus model, recognized and promoted by the Council of Europe as an example of good practice, offers a workable solution to most of the mentioned problems. The general goal of the project is to provide child-friendly justice in accordance with EU directives and to improve interagency cooperation in processes and procedures concerning the treatment of abused children according to the Barnahus model. Specific project objectives are to establish the pilot location (premises) and test the comprehensive treatment of abused children according to the Barnahus model and provide in one place effective interagency cooperation and service for the professional and comprehensive treatment of children victims of crime; to establish a network of qualified experts and multidisciplinary teams; to establish cooperation and enable the transfer of knowledge and experience on the treatment of abused children; to improve the accessibility of assistance for children who are victims and witnesses of crime and to raise awareness of the professionals and general public of the problem.

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